About Us

We specialize in natural history field guides for the North Woods of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, New England, the Rocky Mountains and other regions of the U.S. Our books are designed for the serious naturalist as well as the casual nature lover. You could say we publish the books we'd like to have ourselves!

Located in beautiful Duluth, Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior, we are surrounded by natural inspiration as well as a wealth of talented authors, photographers and artists.

We began in 1999 with the publishing of our bestseller, Rock Picker's Guide to Lake Superior's North Shore and haven’t looked back. Recently, Dragonflies of the North Woods by Kurt Mead won the prestigious National Outdoor Book Award.

What you can expect from a Kollath-Stensaas field guide:

  • Accurate and comprehensive science written in a fun, easy to understand style
  • Phenograms that tell you when to look for that species in your area
  • Identification arrows that point to distinguishing field marks
  • Fascinating natural history tidbits that add immensely to the charm of that species
  • Excellent photographs
  • The finest illustrations
  • Up to date and accurate Range Maps

Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. Thanks for browsing our site and have a great day

Sparky Stensaas

Mark Sparky Stensaas:
[218] 341-3350

RIck Kollath

Rick Kollath:
[218] 727-1731

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  • 394 Lake Avenue South, Suite 406
  • Duluth, MN 55802